Nutcracker Auditions - Austin City Ballet
AUDITION TIMES: Saturday, August 24th, 2019
Ages 7-10 11:30-12:00
Ages 11 -12 12:15-1:30 pm
Ages 13 and up 1:45-3:15 (and dancers who are 12+ and on pointe)
PROFESSIONAL, SOLOIST, DEMI-SOLOIST AUDITIONS:
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm
Auditions are closed and only dancers auditioning may be in the studio during the audition process.
There is a $20.00 audition fee due at the time of the audition. Please bring cash or check only.
Arrive at least30 minutes prior to your audition timeto allow for time to obtain an audition number, fill out the paperwork and warm up. We will not see dancers who arrive late. Dancers and parents/guardians (for dancers under 18) will need to fill out some paperwork if you have not pre-registered for auditions.
The Austin City Ballet is a non-profit 501©3 tax exempt dance company. Children must be at least 7 years old by January 1, 2018 in order to audition. Dancers will only be considered for roles on pointe if the dancer has been on pointe for at least 6 months. Adults, men and boys are encouraged to audition even with little movement experience. Theatrical experience is desirable.
All dancers chosen for the production are required to attend weekly dance classes at their studio. Dancers ages 7-10 must be attending at least one hour per week, and all other dancers must be attending 2 or more hours per week. All dancers will provide their own shoes and tights for the performances. Specific styles and brands necessary will be included in your packet at the time of role acceptance.
Auditions will be held at The Austin City Ballet,10401 Anderson Mill Rd, #113,Austin, TX 78750. You may pre-register for auditions by e-mailing your Audition Information Form to email@example.com.
In order to be considered for any role in any production affiliated with The Austin City Ballet all individuals must attend auditions at the appropriate designated times. The only exception to this is a death in the immediate family. Former members of ACB who are unable to attend the audition due to an illness or injury will be considered by the Director and Choreographers on an individual basis and must provide a medical excuse from a doctor. Roles will be assigned based primarily on the dancer’s technical ability and availability for rehearsals. Contracts will be assigned to principal roles.
Dancers desiring to secure soloist and demi-soloist roles will be required to demonstrate knowledge and skill of a solo variation. Please see list included at the end of this information sheet.
AUDITION DRESS CODE:
Female: Simple black leotard (camisole or tank only), pink tights, pink ballet slippers,
pointe shoes - only if dancer has been on pointe for at least 6 months.
Hair must be in a bun - NO BANGS. No jewelry of any kind.
Male: Black tights / leggings, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes. No jewelry of any kind.
CAST LIST NOTIFICATION:
The Cast List will be available and given out at The Austin City Ballet, on Thursday, August 29, 2019 by 5:30 pm. Please do not call to obtain information regarding your role - NO INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must be present to dually accept the roles, financial commitments and the volunteer responsibilities. Production fees due at this time. (either in full or first installment)
Once you have accepted your role(s), you must sign in at the designated table, and you will be given your Information Packet, at which time you will be considered cast in your role(s).
A Mandatory Parents Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Austin City Ballet.
Important information will be discussed at this time including contractual requirements, financial obligations, fundraising responsibilities, rehearsal and performance dates and times.